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    December 4, 2012
    7:00 - 8:59am PST  

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we're live in san jose where police responding to a burglary find a whole lot more than what they bargained for. we'll have an exclusive look of
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what they found inside. the video came into our newsroom. a home in sonoma county goes up in flames. >> reporter: a muni subway shutdown has been solved this morning after a power outage last night stopped all trains. we'll tell you what commuters need to know this morning. well, cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. one more system here in this pattern. it will bring rain but how much rain? it's time now for "mornings on 2." forming. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. san jose police are investigating the discovery of a marijuana growhouse. they found it while responding to a burglary call.
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janine de la vega has more. >> reporter: >> reporter: these people had moved in make a couple of months ago. police have confirmed that no one lived here and they let us come this house and what we saw was wall-to-wall marijuana plants. here's a look at what police found shortly after 3:00 a.m. 300 harvested marijuana plants in every room of the house. police initially responded because a neighbor called 911 saying it appeared the home was being burglar id -- burglarized. the people saw people loading property out of the house. people living nearby had no idea. >> it scares me. >> reporter: nobody suspected anything? >> nobody. >> reporter: >> reporter: police say the
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people responsible had even tampered with the wires of pg&e so the power company would not grow suspicious as to why so much power was going through the house. the fire department was called in for a short time because jugs of chemicals were found in the bathrooms and the fumes were overpowering for the officers. it determined those chemicals were fertilizers and firefighters keeped -- deemed it safe. police say the marijuana was worth about $100,000 on the streets. there were only stalks left and about $7,000 worth of equipment was found. and you can get the -- you can bet the narcotics unit will track down who is responsible for this growhouse. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. and to the latest on san francisco muni. it's back up and running after a transformer problem shut down
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everything for hours. ktvu aalex savidge live at the -- ktvu's alex savidge is live at the van ness station. what do you know? >> reporter: well, right here on market street, i did an interview with the mta spokesperson, he came out here and updated the situation. he says computers who use subway systems can expect a smooth right. all of the issues has been resolved. he tells me all of their trains are running on their regular schedules. let me show you the scene inside the van ness station. all of the trains again moving this morning. there was a shutdown, though, last night. it was about 6:00 when the entire subway system stopped because of a blown transformer at the van ness station. crews had to work throughout the night to fix the problem. and then finally at 1:30 this morning, they had everybody up and running again. with all of the subways out of service. you can imagine it was a major
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hassle for tens of thousands of commuters. many had to take the bus. the mta spokesperson said the hard work helped with service this morning. >> we thought we would have to provide modified office on the j and n line but crews were able to get it fixed this morning. we're proud of that work. we certainly appreciate the patience of our customers while we got this resolved. >> reporter: mta spokesman paul rose says muni is looking at the possibility that rain damage from sunday's storm in the bay area is what caused this outage. they had several stations flooded. the blown transformer is part of muni's infrastructure. it can't belong to pg&e. the spokesman also telling me that the fix put in place early on this morning by the crews is a permanent one, not a temporary solution. all of the subway trains up and
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running. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, alex. just before that outage, a muni street car hit a woman in a wheelchair. she was dragged for a block. the unidentified woman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. it is 7:05. we'll had some time to dry out and clean up. another round of rain is moving in. steve said there's already a little bit of rain falling in the north bay. more lane will cover the bay area tonight and tomorrow. it won't be as bad as last weekend's downpours. steve will join us with the full forecast in just a few minutes. and if you take highway 1, you might want to give yourself some extra time today. coming up at 7:30, where the highway is being reduced to one lane and the work that's being done to prepare for another round of rain. we have new video of a fire in petaluma. you can see this home on sadler
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was completely engulfed in claims. it was reported at about 3:30. sonoma county fire says it was complete lit contained around 5:30. no reports of injuries -- completely contained around 5:30. no reports of injuries. police are looking for the person who caused this cause fire. today, county supervisors will meet about possibly closing four fire stations. the stations scheduled for closure are in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette. the closure list comes about a month after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q, that temporary seven-year complex would have paid for those four fire stations. the berkeley fire station sent out warning letters to more than 900 ambulance
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patients saying a tax fraud ring may have had access to some of their personal information. a former employee that handles berkeley's billing accessed client informs reportedly to give it to a tax fraud ring. the information may include names, social security numbers and birth dates. 13 people have been arrested so far for their involvement in that ring. 7:07. the good news, muni is back in service. >> that's right. full service. up right now, the hyde cable car was down. it was cleared just before 7:00. everyone back to normal in san francisco with your mass transit. we're gonna take a look outside. we have backup extending all the way to the maze. also starting to see some backup on the east shore freeway. 280 at the 880 split, you can see slow going on 280 as you
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are headed northbound on santa clara. give yourself extra time there as well. back up to san francisco, let's take a look at the golden gate bridge. shot such a pretty shot -- such a pretty shot. 7:08. let's check in with steve. tara, good morning. a few breaks in the clouds. a few breaks. mostly cloudy. some rain to the north. ukiah says light rain. although, i haven't heard anything from anybody in lake county. come on now, you can e-mail me, tweet me. mostly cloudy, light rain to the north. cloudy, breezy, no wind advisories. the rain will pick up tonight. more likely tonight and into tomorrow morning. could be a little line of some moderate rain. it's still aways a way. it's back here. things are beginning to pick up a little bit. you can see how some of that rain, cloverdale, will lits, ukiah, light rain right now -- littleits, u -- willits, ukiah,
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late pain right now. that seems to be the -- light rain right now. that seems to be the line right there. this could dip into marin or napa county later on today but it kind of stays there and then we have to wait for it to start moving south. the main core of the system is still the north. you watch out this developing later tonight. right there. 2:00 a.m. there could be a like of moderate rain and then by -- could be a line of moderate rain associated with that they rosa. the cloud cover and a little southeast breeze helping along. this is just a warm sector in advance of this. this is a much weaker system than anything we saw of the previous three. but it's still going to produce some rain. the heavier rain would be about santa rosa north. 1 to 2 inches could easily fall
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south of that. mostly cloudy, light rain to the north. 50s, 60s. too much cloud cover. some of that rain must keep temperatures in check. mild, kind of muggy. morning lane, into wednesday morning. clearing, pattern change. this will be the last system in the series. we go dry. light and morning fog will be a huge issue friday into saturday morning -- saturday morning. authorities will continue to search for a missing couple believed to be lost in the sierra south of pollack pines. last thursday, the couple left citrus heights, a sacramento suburb, to drive through the sierra to nevada. family members report they never made it and the storm on sunday has hampered the search. why the president refuses to consider the republicans'
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plan to avoid thefully -- the fiscal cliff. and iran claims to have company charred a u.s. drone. why the u.s. is highly skeptical of this story. d like to thank
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in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. mostly cloudy skies. some rain developing to the north. some of that will move in. the bulk of it will be in today and tomorrow. developing news from syria. 29 students and a teacher were just killed in a mortar attack in a school near damascus. syrian immediate yay blames terrorists. the syrian government is often called rebels trying to overthrow the syrian regime terrorists. there's still investigations going on. iran has claimed to have captured a u.s. drone.
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a radar image shows the image. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however, a u.s. navy spokesperson said no drips are missing in the u.s. and said some have been lost over the sea in the past but not recently. they also point out that other nations also have scanned eagle drones. who would taxpayers blame if we go over the fiscal cliff? new numbers are out and alison burns joins us live with more. >> reporter: a few research polls out show more americans would blame republicans over the white house. this poll shows that 53% of americans say if we go over the fiscal cliff, more blame would fall on republicans in congress. 27% believe the finger would be pointing at president obama. now, the president vowed during his re-election campaign that we would not reach that point
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but we're -- but we're certainly getting closer. we just learned the president is rejecting the latest counteroffer from republicans. democrats believe they can force republicans to vote on tax increases. house minority leader, nancy pelosi, could be filing the necessary paperwork in a couple of hours. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:15. right now, president obama is meeting with a bipartisan group of governors at the white house. reportedly, the governor has requested the meeting with the president. they want to urge president obama to work with congress on a solution to the fiscal cliff. in the afternoon, the same group of governors will meet with john boehner. california governor jerry brown is not among the group. 7:15. the owner of the drake's bay oyster company is plotting a legal response to the federal decision to shut down his operation. he said he will not give up.
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the operating permit expired last month at the national seashore. the company was told it will have to leave within 90 days and that area will return to wilderness. oakland's largest pot club gets a key victory in court. a judge ruled that harborside medical center cannot be ejected and they cannot kick them out because it is not breaking state law. now, the landlord will decide again in federal court on december 20th. she wants them out because a federal prosecutor is threatening to seize the property. southern california leaders are demanding that the county be reimbursed for more than $12,000. "the san jose mercury news" show that he used a tax-funded
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credit card to pay for casino stays, rental car upgrades. he said he will reimburse the county for many expenses within 30 days. but he's disputing some charge, including a $2500 donation to the eastside school district. a former commander of an elite police squad in contra costa county reportedly plans to plead guilty to the scheme involving the sale of confiscated drugs. under the reported plea deal norman welsch will admit to selling drugs. he and william butler were heard talking about the drug sales in an undercover video. butler pled guilty already and is serving eight years in prison. last night, the city held the third of four public meetings for the police chief search. they are asking people what qualities they want to see. this comes at a name when the
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-- at a time when the department is working with low more al. >> we have a very talented -- morale. >> we have a very talented staff we are. anyone that would like to apply, can apply. >> now moore is retiring almost two years after he took the job. police in new york city have released surveillance video of a suspect who they say pushed another man on the tracks of an oncoming train where he was struck and killed. he said the suspect can be scene harassing the man before he was hit. witnesses say the victim shouted at the train driver to shout and desperately tried to climb on the platform before he was struck.
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>> i saw the train pull into the station, about three quarters into the station. you almost heard a thud. >> reporter: witnesses say the suspect in the video was mumbling to himself before the attack. if the suspect does have mental illness, this case will be very similar to a 1999 attack when a schizophrenic man pushed a woman to her death at a subway station. a new photo has been released of george zimmerman taken the night that he allegedly shot and killed trayvon martin. zimmerman's defense team released this photo showing him with a swollen nose and bloody knows. the martin family says it adds nothing new to the case. he's charged with second-degree murder in the shooting. his trial is set to start next june. as our day begis, you may want to take an umbrella. the bay area is still trying -- is still drying out from the powerful storms. look out the window. steve says he will tell you when the rain is going here.
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the polls are open up on facebook. how you can have your vote count when it comes to privacy settings. highway 4. westbound as you drive toward the caldecott tunnel. we'll have more trouble spots -- next.
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the polls are open on facebook. you have one week to cast your ballot. they are giving users one week to vote on the proposed changes to facebook's future privacy settings. changes could include who you can send messages too and who can view your data. you have until next monday to vote. 7:22. some libraries on the peninsula are trying something very unusual to let book borrowers pay overdue fines. libraries in senate county and redwood city have a project called food fortunes. people who return their books or dvds late can pay off their overdue fees with any amount of
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boxed or canned food. all of the food will be donated to second harvest food bank. the libraries will also accept food donations for people who want to do a good deed. 7:23. let's check in with tara. traffic is looking pretty good. we're not doing badly. let's take a live look right now at san francisco where it was a little slow going here. you can see where it curves on the roadway. that's southbound traffic as you drive towards sfo. 280 at the 880 split, we do have some sluggish traffic here, 280 northbound as you drive towards santa clara. this has been pretty much like this for the past hour. also, down in the south bay, we want to take a look at 237. this has gotten backed up the last few minutes. you can see the brake lights,
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stop and go, bumper-to-bumper. >> we did have some light rain to the north, mainly mendocino andlake county. thank you to dave and doug for e-mailing us. we do have breaks in the clouds. on the mild side, due to the cloud cover. starting to pick up a little bit off the coast. that will start to move in the sonoma and marin coast the next few hour hours. it will be a -- few hours. it will be a -- south of that there will be far less amounts and it will be healdsburg, cazadero. 50s on the temperatures. 49 livermore. yesterday at this time, we had a lot of upper 30s and 40s. this is a significantly weaker system than the one we had. but any rain on the saturated soils need to be watched closely. the low will come in late tonight and tomorrow. that won't be for a while. staying mainly in the north
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bay. 50s and 60s. this is the last in the series. the pattern will change. in fact we're going to get night and morning fog. i think wee can go more school and -- more cool and breezy. 7:25. cracking down on litter. what san jose is considering now and how restaurants may be affected. >> reporter: we'll tell you how some erosion work could affect drivers. this is all ahead of the rain tomorrow. and public nudity may be on its way out. why some say not so fast as "mornings on 2" continues. [ boy's voice ] hey guys...what're you doing?
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welcome back. if you drive on highway 1, give yourself extra time. ktvu's allie rasmus is live in pacifica with the latest on how drivers will be affected by the roadwork getting ready for the next storm. >> reporter: we got a lot of heavy rain and it did cause some erosion problems on highway 1. because of that, there will be traffic delays for drivers in this part of san mateo county. we're on pacifica. starting at 9:00, from this intersection, all the way to the north portal bridge area near the devil's slide project. caltrans will have one-way traffic controls in effect. we took a quick drive up to the
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devil slide area. construction had not started but there were signs put in place already, warning drivers about today's road closures. >> the reason for the closures, another weaker storm is on its way in tonight through tomorrow morning. caltrans says it needs to shore up a portion of highway 1 near devil's slide to prevent further erosion. the tunnel project is scheduled to open february 2013. the project has been delayed at least a year beyond the initial opening date. they will try to get this work done this afternoon. we contacted a spokesperson and we're waiting to hear back from them. but until we hear back from them, we can tell you in the mine time, from 9:00 to:00 p.m., one-way traffic -- 9:00 to 3:00 p.m., one-way traffic signals will be in effect from here to the devil's slide area.
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a marin county school that was closed because of mud damage plans to reopen after major cleanup. water and mud just poured into some of the classrooms because of an overflowing culvert nothinged. -- overflowing culvert nothing -- flood. and crews are dealing with a big road closure in santa cruz county. you can see a section of vine hill road near scotts valley collapsed sunday during the storm. officials say they hope to learn today whether the road can partially reopen while they
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work on a permanent fix. >> i'm glad it didn't happen while i was driving on this road. i actually left for work and came back and saw this. >> homeowners in the area are also still cleaning up damage from the storm. one homeowner says two trees fell on his roof and another is still leaning dangerously toward his home. >> san francisco city hall addresses the nudity ban. brian floors -- brian flores has more. >> reporter: they are planning to put this to a final vote. as many people, this issue is very controversial. if it's anything like the many, you can plan to see many who showed up in full force to show up like that again.
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many stripped off their clothes to show their displeasure on this ban. we are expecting this same thing today as supervisors take the final vote. what this ordinance does is prohibits nudity on city streets, plazas, sidewalks and other places. many nudists say that being naked promotes free speech. some people don't like public nudity at all and welcome the ban. >> people walking around with little kids, families, even in the castro there are families. i don't -- if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. it just makes me angry. >> back out here live, the first fine would be $100, the second offense $200 and then after that, up to $500 and then some jail time. if there are more offenses.
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this ordinance, if it does pass is expected to take place on february 1st. the meeting is scheduled to take place at 2:00 in the afternoon. i'm brian flores. san jose considering banning styrofoam food containers. if this is a proved, it would -- if approved it would take effect in 2014. well, in hayward a burglar's in custody this morning, an accused burglar. he's suspected of stealing from a classroom from special ed students three times in less than 24 hours. police say 44-year-old rodi burglarized the classroom at eldridge elementary school sunday night. he reportedly stole computers and other items. some items were recovered when he was arrested. he was on probation for burglary. now he faces new burglary
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charges. and later on today, oakland police will give us new information about the beating of an autistic teenager. coming up at 7:45, the new arrest made by oakland police and what authorities say happened just hours before she was attacked. turns out, it was no secret that housing authority employees filed numerous complaints about their boss. several members of ed lee's staff have known for months about the complaints, according to the "chronicle." the paper reports a second lawsuit has been filed against alvarez. in the new lawsuit, a housing authority accuses -- employee accuses him of various things.
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[inaudible] democrats now have a two- thirds majority in both the senate and assembly. that means they can pass legislation without any republican vote votes -- republican votes. >> we're pretty much on the sidelines. >> this historic supermajoritity. we intend to use it -- super majority. we intend to use it with purpose, humility and great strength. >> but the democrats' super majority could be short-lived. in april, several are expected to leave their seats. 7:35. let's go back to tara. let's get you to where you need to go. how are we looking? >> a lot more busy out there on the roadways. but so far, so good. we have a couple of troubled spots that we want to show you. first up we're gonna take a live look outside, this is the
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san mateo bridge. you can see traffic on the right side. there's westbound as you drive towards foster city. you can see a couple of brake lights. we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, where it is complete gridlock. on the way to the maze, give yourself extra time if you need to get into san francisco this morning. if we take a look at the maps, you can see the problems here and that's because of a stalled vehicle at the yerba buena tunnel and also down in the redwood city, foster city, you can see it's slow going on 101 southbound. here's steve. mostly cloudy skies here. a couple of little sunbreaks. there's rain up to the north. oroville, redding, men doe zee know county, that would be the fine but returns are beginning to pop off the marin coast. still 1 to 2 inches of rain. with heavier amounts of -- it
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will not be that strong until late tonight, tomorrow. cloudy, mostly cloudy, on the mild side. rain developing mainly in the north bay. that whole line will drop south. the weekend looks dry. more of a northwest pattern. >> something is weird with your mic. >> something's weird with my mic. >> yes. >> i don't know what i can do about it. >> it's live tv. i'm j go keep on -- i'm just gonna keep on talking. had a couple of reports in lake county, ukiah, northwest sonoma county. beginning to show up around healdsburg. that's about it -- why don't i just send it back to you? i'm gonna send it back to tori. let's fix this. >> we'll sec in with you in a little bit. powerful typhoon in the southern philippines has killed
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at least 40 people. >> a military spokesman said six people have been killed, power has been knocked out, air travel is suspended. major land slides have been reported. more than 50 people have been evacuated from another deadly storm one year ago. a new report says came's reflewable energy -- came's renewable energy goals could be commission the state's energy plans could be costly because of poor planning and lack of oversight. state law requires california to produce a third of its electricity from solar wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. this morning, two state lawmakers will unveil new regulation to make california public schools green. the legislation would upgrade the energy efficiency. it is being introduced by nancy skinner of berkeley and state senator of los angeles.
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the funding would come from the presently -- recently passed proposition 39. well, imagine spending just $30 a week for all of your food. why the mayor of newark, new jersey is doing that starting today. and why health leaders are saying it will be a very bad flu season. but you still have time to protect yourself.
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stocks edging higher on wall street in early trading as budget talks continue in washington. or raw kim will pay more than $800 million in next year's dividends later this month.
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joining a growing number of companies accelerating the payments or declaring special dividends because of the possibility that income tax rates will rise in 2013. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down 13. the nasdaq has turned around down 1. s&p down 1. 7:42. the flu season starting very early but california so far is looking pretty good. state health officials say it has not been so bad for us so far. doctors, though, still say get a flu shot. kaiser has given out more than a million sioux flu shots. 3% more than last year. every year about 36,000 people die in the u.s. because of flu- related illnesses. 7:42. the royal family confirms exciting news that the duchess of cambridge is pregnant. this comes after kate middleton was admit the to the hospital for severe morning sickness and
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then prince william arrived to visit his wife. word of the pregnancy is sparking enthusiasm from mown and -- from many and possibly sparking a new trend. >> can you imagine? there will be a lot of, a lot of pregnant wint -- pregnant women? >> it's not confirmed how far along she is only that she's not reached the 12-week mark. hundreds of millions of dollars is being spent to repair homes damaged from sandy. contractors will be isn't out to repair the homes at no charge to the montgomerys -- to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from pea -- fema. new york is paying for the rest of it. some say the help is not coming
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fast enough. also, the mayor of america whack, new jersey will begin its challenge to live on food stamps for a week. he made that bet on twitter with one of its followers last month. the two will eat only what they can buy with $28.78. that's the average that people spent with food stamps. he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. 7:44. frightening story for any parent. your child is missing. ktvu's pam cook is in the newsroom with this story. >> the child missing is lost by those paid to watch over her. she's autistic. staff members say they followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost sight
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of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. >> i'm looking at my daughter -- and by the bruises, i know what happened. the police know what happened. the police know what happened. they are not discussing it with me. >> a 36-year-old man was arrested but that's all police will say about this case. paul chambers commented the youth center but they've not returned our phone calls at this point. the girl's dad says oakland police will hold a news conference about the case later today. we'll let you know the specific time and place about this information. reporting live in the newsroom, i'm pam cook, let's go back to dave and tori. a bay area biotech firm is cutting nearly half of its work force. they are eliminating 43,000 lea-
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time families. they are also stopping the brain cancer network program. it will focus on the continuing develop on another cancer drug it has been working on. if you are planning to buy the nexus phone, you may be out of luck. the 8 gigabyte phone is now listed as sold out. the 16 version can still be ordered but the shipping date is the second week of january. the nexus 4 sold out minutes after going on sale last month. it's not clear if demand was high or if stock was low. 7:46. a new report says apple is assembling i macs in the u.s. -- i--mac in the u.s.
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the i- mac in the u.s. united is getting an on- time arrival bonus and they said 95% of the thanksgiving flights arrived on schedule. the second best day in almost five years. and ford is hoping a name change on their luxury brand will boost sales. >> ford is also developing lincoln motors first super bowl commercial. they fired former football far emmett smith to be the company's new pitchman. 7:48. you could be due for a big
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payday. why millions of dollars in tax returns have not been sent from the state. n
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a bomb in afghanistan has killed two nato troops. the nato-led alliance said it happened yesterday in southern afghanistan. it did not give details on the exact location or the identities of those who died. there have been at least 384 service members killed in afghanistan so far this year. most of them were americans. a military appeals court has removed the judge in the fort hood shooting case. the u.s. court of appeals for the armed forces ruled yesterday that colonel gregory gross was not impartial in the case of gunman major nidal
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hassan. the court threw out the order from the judge for hassan to be shaved. hassan faces the death penalty for the shooting spree. back here at home, the american civil liberties union will challenge plans to use u.s. drone plans. the aclu will argue that it can prove that the sheriff's office would use the drone to spy on people as well. a judge ruled that the first amendment rights of mental health professionals outweigh the concern that the practice is a danger to young people. the law was supposed to take
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effect on january 1st. but the judge put the law on hold until he can hold a few trial. it is 7:52. two bay area companies are hoping to finance a new study on the nutritional value of organic foods. cliff bar and annie's are supporters of organic foods. now they are putting money into research about how they affect the environment. snickers will soon have few -- smokers will soon have fewer places to light up. last night, the city approved a tough new ban on smoking places. it also expands the current
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ordinance in petaluma and that ban includes housing unis and -- units and parks. the state is holding millions of dollars but no one has claimed it. the state has about $14 million in tax refunds but they don't have an address to mail them from. the checks range from $1 to $35,000. if you want to find out -- if you want to find out if you have any unclaimed money, go to ktvu.com click on the web links to find the link to the tax board. all right. it is 7:53. want to check in with tara. see what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: good morning. i was just checking out the chp website. we have a shop sac in the middle of the road -- shop vac in the middle of the road right now. we have a lot of objects in the roadway, traffic cones, deer, what have you. so definitely be careful out there on the roads this morning. right now we're going to take a live look here at the san mateo
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bridge. it's gridlocked. this is westbound on the right- hand side there as you make your way towards foster city. there don't seem to be any incidents on the chp website so i'm not sure what is causing this. it's really stop and go all the way into foster city from the hayward side. up next we have a look at the east shore freeway where it's pretty conjusted from richmond all the way down here to the berkeley area at the macarthur maze, that doesn't seem to be too bad. at the bay bridge toll plaza, there you go. you can see had is pretty yesterday locked back to the maze. so give yourself some extra time. here's steve -- steve. cloudy skies, light rain to the north. a lot of cloud cover here. we're waiting for the rain. a couple of returns off the marin/sonoma coast. it will be a cloudy day. this is a significantly weeker -- weaker system than we had of the last three that came by. there will be decent rain to the north. and that's cape mendocino,
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chico, marysville, up to redding and red bluff. had a couple of reports of rain. ukiah has had a drum 1/100ths. you can see a little -- couple 1/100ths. you can see a little off the bodega bay, point reyes, drake's bay. the system is beginning to work its way closer to us. 50s on the temperatures. much, much warmer than we had yesterday, the low is kind of the key. that will provide the lift needed to get this rain going. cloudy to mostly cloudy. light rain -- light rain to the north. it will move south later tonight. 50s and 60s on the temperatures today. mid-60s to the south. main will make it late tonight into wednesday. then we'll have night and morning fog. we go dry but i think the wind will pick up out of the
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northwest. flames engulfed a petaluma home hours ago. the very latest on this and the investigation into the cause of the fire. we're live in san jose where police responding to an early-morning burglary get a surprise at what they found in the house. we have exclusive video of their discovery and reaction from the neighborhood. and all muni subway trains back up and running after a systemwide shut down. we'll tell what you may have caused the problem. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco.
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we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business.
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welcome back. new this morning, police in san jose responding to a burglary call early this morning, instead found something else. a marijuana growhouse. ktvu ajanine de la vega is there now with exclues -- ktvu's janine de la vega is
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there now. >> reporter: nobody called police until this morning. a neighbor called 911 after seeing people in front of the home loading property into several cars. when officers arrived, they found a front door open and around 300 harvest the marijuana plants. this is exclusive video that we have obtained that shows how packed the house was with plants. officers found jugs with chemicals in the bathroom and were overcome with fumes. now police inspected the backyard and found the grower to tamper with the wiring so pg&e wouldn't realize how much power they were using. >> you don't know what's gonna explode or what is not, you know, what kind of chemicals they have there. that's our concern. he lives next door. >> reporter: police determined this home was specifically used
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as a sophisticated growhouse. they confiscated a lighting system and transformers and other equipment found throughout the house. the marijuana plants had a street value of around $100,000. now, back out here live, the narcotics detectives will likely return to investigate more on this case and to find out what is responsible for this indoor marijuana growhouse. reporting live from, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. continuing coverage on the muni metro subway power problems. the good news, if you ride mun in san francisco, the underground metro trains are running. last night a transformer broke down those stranded com-- down with stranded commuters. alex savidge has more. >> reporter: the rain over the weekend could be part of the problem. it will be a much easier ride here compared to last night's
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commute. it was a short in the electrical system here at the va necessary system that -- vanness system that caused the problem. now, mta spokespersons said the workers are work -- are looking for flooding. >> the rain got into the subway throughout the system. but the flooding -- the major flooding took place at church station and so there was some significant damage there and that's why we had to stop service on sunday. we're looking into all of the water issues and looking at other issues as well as to what could have caused the short. the entire system shut down -- >> reporter: the entire system shut down at 6:00. many people filled up muni buses to get where they needed to go last night. one rider who was caught in
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that mess was worried when she showed us the muni station this morning. i go to church station for work. i was worried that i would have to walk which isn't the most pleasant walk this time of the morning. i didn't have a chance to check that they were open so i was glad to see it was. >> reporter: the blown transformer that caused the outage is part of muni's infrastructure. the spokesman says the problem has been permanently fixed. this morning, com-- commuters obviously relieved as the trains are once again on the move. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. and just before that power outage, a muni street car hit a woman in a wheelchair last night. she was bragged for a block. it happened near church and market street. the unidentified woman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 8:03. flames engulfed a home in petaluma hours ago. it happened on stadler lane.
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sonoma county firefighters were able to contain it around 5:30. no injuries reported. but investigators are still looking for the cause of that fire. oakland police investigating a suspicious car fire that happened overnight. this one happened at prune and san leandro streets around 3:00. the car's tires had been stripped. this fire is still under investigation. big changes could be coming to fire services in contra costa county. today, county supervisors are scheduled to consider a plan to close four fire stations. the stations slated for closure are in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette. the closure list comes a month after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q. the temporary seven- year parcel tax would have funded the four stations. another storm is heading our way. it's getting closer. in fact, rain's already falling up in the north bay.
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the amount of rain, you heard steve -- the amount of rain effected to fall won't be as bad as last week's storm. there will be pockets of rain instead of a big deluge. steve will have the forecast in a few minutes. if you drive on highway 1, give yourself extra time today. coming up at 8:30, where the highway is being reduced to one lane and work that's already being done just to prepare for that next rain storm. 8:04. authorities from several different agencies will continue to search for a missing couple believed to be stuck in the sierra near the trail off highway 50, south of pollack pines. last thursday, 44-year-old roderick clifton and 45-year- old paula lane set citrus heights to drive through the sierra to gardnerville, nevada and family members report they
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never made it. all right. let's get to tara. >> we have a tree that crashed into a couple of cars in livermore. this is a live look over the area. this is near reed avenue and east stanley boulevard. you can see that it has pinned at least two cars underneath. it looks like two trucks. maybe an suv and a pickup truck right here. it's not really affecting traffic per say. but what a scene here, this huge, huge tree. toppling over on the cars. with all of the storms, we've had, it's no surprise that the grounds become no saturating so the top-heavy trees give way and fall over. we have a look at the maps. can show -- we can show you where the shop vac is. it is creating a traffic hazard. and then we have another incident here, an accident 101 northbound at first street. if we take a live look at the
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san mateo bridge, you can see that traffic is still very slow going on the right-hand side here. westbound as you make your way toward foster city. 8:06. here's steve. >> some rain reports coming in this the mendocino county -- coming in in the mendocino county -- this is a different system from the other three. it's not as strong. any time you have rain already in areas that had flood issues, then you have to take notice of this. it's beginning to move in. most of it will stay to the north. some rain will pick up later on and then late tonight/tomorrow, the,will move south. and -- the system will move
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south. the russian river, some areas had a foot of rain. santa cruz mountains and areas to the north along bodega bay and the marin coast. this isn't too heavy but the air is already very saturated. 50s on the temperatures. low to mid, in fact, i think they are stuck here. there is a little southeast breeze developing. but no wind warnings but the heaviest rain will be to the north. one to two inches but i would not be surprised if tonight we got more. rain, slowly moving south. but this is the last system in the series. after that, the pattern is going to change as we get towards thursday. mostly cloudy, light rain north. turning a little bit heavier later on, already beginning to pick you. 50s and 60s for most of the day. it will be a cloudy day unless you are in the north bay and then i would keep the rain gear handy. rain takes us into wednesday. thursday, clear it out. there will be night and morning log. there -- light and morning fog. then the pattern changes.
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it goes dry but i think it goes cooler and windy by sunday. 8:08. this morning, protesters will try to block the sale of historic post office buildings. berkeley may be sold. protesters say the building was purchased with public money and holds public art that could be lost too taxpayers. they also say the -- lost to taxpayers. they also say there's a profit being made on the steal and they also say dianne feinstein's husband heads up the country. today is the kickoff of the "operation santa" program. if you want to help, you can choose from -- you can choose from letters to help. if you are interested in being a leper for santa claus, you can buy and wrap gifts and return them to the postal
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center by december 21st. >> santa needs a lot of help this time of year. busy guy. forcing their hand. what nancy pelosi may tray to do today to avoid the fiscal cliff. also, a bay area pot club in limbo. the next legal move that may decide its future.
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cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. rain to the north. already beginning to pick up up, it looks like on the marin coast and also to the north,
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sonoma, heavier rain will move in late tonight and torm morning. not as strong as the past three systems. 8:12. new this morning, iran is claiming it has captured a u.s. drone. iranian state tv showed an image of the eagle drone. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace. but a u.s. navy spokesman said no american drones are missing in the middle east. he says some u.s. scan eagle drones have been lost in the sea in the past. but none have gone down recently. other countries have condition eagle drones also. in just 45 minutes from now, nancy pelosi will try to force a vote on the floor of the house to avoid that fiscal cliff. ktvu's allison burn reports, republicans are calling this political theater. alison? >> reporter: dave, leaderpy low say is trying to use a procedural move to force a vote
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on -- leader pelosi is trying to use a procedural move to force a vote on the fiscal cliff. >> let the house vote. >> reporter: that was the plea from harry reid with negotiations going nowhere. he's calling on john boehner to let a senate bill come to the floor. it would raise taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans but extend current tax rates for everyone else. the pressure is mounting on both sides. a new poll out this morning, a pew research polls show most americans would blame republicans in congress if we go over the fiscal cliff. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:13. right now, president obama is meeting at the white house with a bipartisan group of governors. reportedly, those governors asked for the meeting with the president. they want to urge president
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obama to work with congress on the solution to the fiscal cliff. in the afternoon, the same group will meet with house speaker john boehner, california governor jerry brown, by the way, is not in this group. 8:14. the owner of drake's bay oyster company is working with a legal team to fight the decision by the federal government to shut down his operation. kevin lenny announced yesterday he does not plan to give up the federal government's order to give up the company. oakland's largest pot club get as key victory in court. a county judge ruled that harborside medical center cannot be convicted -- evicted. the owner cannot kick the club out because it's not breaking state law. the landlord will try her luck.
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she wants harborside out because a federal prosecutor is threatening to seize the property. 8:15. santa clara county auditors are demanning that the county board president reimburse the county more than $12,000. the paper reports that an audit found he used a tax-payer funded credit card to pay for personal expenses like golf fees, casino hotel stays, and rental car upgrades. he says he will reimburse the county for many of the expenses within 30 days but he's disputing some of the charges, including a $2500 donation to the school district. a former commander of the elite squad in contra costa county will reportedly plead guilty. under the reported plea deal, norman welsch will admit in court tomorrow to stealing
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drugs. welsch and butler were heard talking about the drug sales in an undercover video. butler pled guilty and is serving an eight-year prison term. san jose, still searching for a new police chief. last night, the city held the third of four public meetings asking people what qualities they would like to see in the next police chief. the search comes at a time when the city's police department is experiencing a rise in crime, staffing problems and low more more -- morale. >> we have a great staff. anyone who wants to apply can. >> the final search will be held next wednesday in south san jose. two mexican nationals have been charged for the death of a
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coast guard officer. the boat was rammed by a drug smuggling both. horn and his crew mate were tossed into the water. horn suffered a fatal head injury. his crew mate was hurt. yesterday, coast guard officers from almeda to marina del ray honored his memory. >> we're a lot smaller than the new york police department. so when someone dies, it's affected by the whole service. >> the two suspects are being held without pail -- bail. they will be back in court december 17th. there is a new photo being released of george zimmerman from florida, taken the night he shot and killed trayvon martin. zimmerman's defense team released this photo showing zimmerman with a super bowlen -- swollen nose and a bloody face. an attorney for martin's family
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said this adds nothing new to the case. the trial is due to eginn next june. 8:18. a bomb in afghanistan has killed two nato troops. the nato-led alliance said it happened yesterday in southern afghanistan. it did not give details on the exact location off the identities of those who died. there have been at least 384 service members killed in afghanistan so far this year. most of them were americans. a military appeals court has removed the judge in the fort hood shooting case. the u.s. court of appeals for the armed forces ruled yesterday that colonel gregory gross was not impartial in the case of major nidal hassan. the court also threw out the judge's order for hassan to be forcibly shaved, saying the command, not the judge, is responsible for enforcing grooming standards. hassan faces the death penalty in the 2009 shootings that left 13 people dead and more than
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two dozen wounded. 8:19. there is a major new report out on housing. the details just coming in about the nation's housing market. and the bay area is still drying out from a stormy weekend. ktvu meteorologist steve paulson will tell us when the rain is returning. this is 101 in san jose. a bit slowgoing there northbound. we also have an insin dent in -- incident in daly city to tell you about.
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the tea party group freedom works says dick army has retired. he's a former house majority leader who represented texas from 1985 to 2002. in an interview, army said that the group's leadership was taking a direction he thought was unproductive. the group's executive vice president says army stepped dunn on friday and the organization wishes him well. new information on home prices show the housing market is bouncing back. the prices of u.s. homes rose 6.3% this october compared to the same month last year. the real estate analyst company corelogic said it's the largest year over year gain in six years. steady prices are encouraging sellers to sell and buyers to buy before prices get too high and mortgage rates go up.
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as part of the first google global impact awards, there's a goal to spur innovation among charities an also to encourage girls and minority students in science and technology. google says this is underfunded among nonprofits. well, light-rail service in los gatos will be talked about. they want to extend the light- rail service from winchester station in campbell to los gatos. it would cost about $175 million. the v.t.a. wants your opinion. a public meeting begins at 5:30 tonight. it will be at the campbell public library. let's check in with tara who is following a few incy dents in the daly city area. >> that's right. we do have a couple of accidents. we can show you exactly what we're talking about. skyline boulevard south we have
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an incident right a -- an incident right there. and we have an accident 280 southbound from the john daly boulevard exit down to westborough boulevard and that's also causing some delays there. up next, we have a look at the san mateo bridge where -- i have no idea what the reason is because there's no accident whatsoever across the span but it's stop and go. it's been like this for at least, i would say, 45 minutes. so that's westbound traffic on the right-hand side as you make your drive into foster city. all right. up next, we have a look at 280, kind of the same story there on the left-hand side, traffic looking slow as you head southbound. so give yourself some extra time. 8:24. here's steve. >> cloudy to mostly cloudy. some of that cloud cover increasing. rain starting to pick up a little bit to the north especially in mendocino county, those clouds getting a little lower and thicker. we have one more system. you can see there is a lot of the green to the north. so far mainly staying right off
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the coast or from mendocino county, lake county. nothing too heavy late except for mendocino county getting reports of moderate to steady rain. you can see a line stretching heading to calistoga, st. helena. a little 0 off the marin coast -- a little -- a little off the marin coast. that seems to be the line there, northern marin to napa. 50s on the temps. the associated low is getting -- the atmosphere is getting juiced up. there are a few breaks to the south, light rain to the north. that will pick up later tonight. maybe 1 to 2 inches north of santa rosa. south of that, there will be less. any heavy rain would be late tonight. rain will take us into wednesday morning then it is out of here. the pattern changes thursday, friday saturday and then there
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will be a cooler pattern. dave? >> thank you. traffic changes if you are driving in san mateo county. >> reporter: and we're live in san francisco where public nudity could be on its way out. what people are saying about it as "mornings on 2" continues.
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welcome back. 8:28. public nudity faces a final vote today in san francisco city hall. brian flores joining us live from the city with the details of what this possible ban would mean today.
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good morning, brian. >> good morning, dave. there was a preliminary vote in late november as many people know. this was the scene on november 20th. as several people stripped off their clothes insides city hall. we are expecting the same thing today as supervisors take that final vote. what this ordinance would basically do is this -- it would prohibit nudity on public streets, sidewalks and other places, with the exception of parades and fairs and festivals, some of them. while some say they welcome the ban. we talked with some people. here's what they are saying, about the possible ban. i know nudity is part of
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everything. at what point does it -- you know -- i don't appreciate it. i'm not gonna go nude in front of them. >> if somebody wants to be nude, they can be nude in their apartment. i don't want to see it. >> i have seen -- i think people my age, over 35, 40 should be covered. >> reporter: a lot of differing opinions there. this could take effect on february 1st. opponents say they will saturday night this to the very end. the supervisors' meeting is scheduled this afternoon. brian flores, ktvu channel 2
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news. russian creek water created the whole. the noise of construction equipment and the sign of lights filled the neighborhood. people who live there. the homeowners out there are still cleaning up damage from the storm. one homeowner says two trees fell on the roof.
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that's another tree still liening dangerously toward the house. earlier this year, san jose imposed a plastic bag ban. city leaders say it helped to reduce the amount of trash on the streets and in the storm drain system. in hayward, police say they used surveillance video to arrest a burglar, suspected of stealing from a classroom for special education students three times in list than 24 hours. police say john rodi burglarized the classroom and eldridge element other skoon -- elementary on sunday night. some of those items were recovered during his arrest. ridi was on probation and now 's facing new burglary
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charges. >> 8:33. san francisco housing authority employees filed several complaints about their boss henry alvarez. several members of the -- of mayor lee's staff said they've known about the complaints. that is according to the chronicle. the chronicle reports a second lawsuit -- in the new lawsuit, the housing authority claims he was stripped of his responsibilities after taking a two-week patternty leave after a medical leave. there's another lawsuit of bullying, using racist language and trying to fire a house
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authority employee. >> now, democrats have a two- thirds majority in both the senate and the assembly which means they can pass legislation without needing republican votes. this historic super majority and we intend to use it purposely -- with purpose and -- with humility and with great strength. now, the democrats super majority may not last long because in april, several democrats are expected to leave their seats. we've just learned -- we've just learned that dennis allen's father has passed away. the raiders released the information minutes ago and coach allen after -- left after
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sunday's game to be. >> very sad. 8:35. let's bring tara back. we'll check on your commute. we do have some problems out there, right? >> i'm gonna tell you the two most congested areas, 880 southbound through hayward is a nightmare. very, very congested. let's take a live look outside. you can see this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, where things are moving along. it's very slow going. but it's not completely gridlocked as it was maybe about an hour ago. down in the south bay, 237, you can see traffic on the far right side of your screen there. it's moving as well. it is stop and go there. we have a look at 280, traffic very slow on 880 as you can see going across the region. that's northbound towards santa
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clara. 8:36. here's steve. cloudy to mostly cloudy. that mostly cloudy would be down towards santa clara valley. we have the rain to the north, up to mendocino county, lake county. this is the last system, there will be four total. the weekend looks dry. people have been asking me what do you think about the rest of the month. i think thinks are quiet you can see the line up there. still some rain in northern california and also up into mendocino county. although chloe up in clearlake says not much yet. also into mendocino county.
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no wind advisories. as long as this low is heading our in -- as long as this low is heading in our direction. nothing too heavy unless you are up towards mendocino county and lake county. it could be steady, moderate to heavy. russian river will start to get some rain here. mid-60s to the south. cloudy, rain to the north and spreading south into wednesday. we'll kick it out of here. looks good. thursday and friday, dry pattern with your weekend always in view. looks dry but cooler and breezy, especially sunday into monday. 8:37 we could learn more about a horrifying case about an
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autistic girl missing. staff members followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost site of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. police will only say that an arrest has been made. >> if he is the one that committed the crime, i just am gonna do everything i can to make sure that this man spends the rest of his life in prison. >> we're told that the 36-year- old -- that a 36-year-old man was arrested. but at this point, police have not released any other details. the girl's dad tells us that oakland police will hold a news conference about the case later today. we're trying to get the specific information about a
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time and place if that is to happen. and we will bring that to you. reporting live in the newsroom. i'm pam kak. >> we know it's coming. we're still cleaning um from the last storm. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. festive like champagne, and tastes great! sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
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why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. u.s. banks earned more from july to september than any other quarter in the last six years, further evidence the industry is strengthening after the 2008 financial crisis. 8:42. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories we're following for you. in san francisco, muni underground met -- metro service up and running.
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look at this tree in the middle of the road in livermore. the damage -- it damaged several cars when it fell down yesterday afternoon. luckily no one was hurt. san jose made an unexpected discovery responding to a burglary call. janine de la vega is there and has exclusive video of a marijuana growhouse. good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
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dave. >> we were the only crew on the scene when police got here. we got a peek inside the house. here's a look at what police discovered shortly after 3:00. they found 300 plants. police initially responded because a neighbor called 911 because it appears the home was being burglarized. the people. >> to this have across the street -- we have a baby and to have this across the street is really, really alarming. it's kind of upsets.
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>> reporter: they even fixed it so pg&e would not grow suspicious as to why there was so much power going into the house. the fire department was called in for a short time because jugs of chemicals were found in the bathroom. it was the -- it was determined that that was fertilizer and the firefighters deemed it safe. we're being told by police that the marijuana had a street value of around 100,000. the narks unit will be investigating this case to find out who is responsible since nobody was found inside the house. reporting live from san jose. janine de la vega,. power has been knocked out here because of a typhoon. power has been knocked out, air
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travel has been suspended. more than 50,000 people were evacuated from areas hit hard by another deadly storm in the philippines one year ago. in -- in this country, hundreds of millions of dollars is being sent on -- being spent on the east coast to repair homes damaged by superstorm sandy. the city of new york will send contractors out to restore power, restore heat and other essentials at no charge to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from fema. the city of new york will pay the rest of it. about 400 projects have been finished so far. 8:46. the flu season is starting very early but california's looking good so far. state health officials say it's not been so bad for us so far this season -- season. doctors say -- you have plenty of time to get a flu shot. kaiser has given more than a million flu shots. 3% more than last year.
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every year, 36,000 people die in the u.s. because of flu- related illnesses. today newark, new jersey's mayor cory booker, will begin his challenge to live on food stamps for one week. the stanford grad made the bet on twitter with one of his followers. the two will eat only what they can buy with $29.87. that's the average amount people spend each week with food stamps. booker says he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. 8:47. some libraries on the peninsula are trying something unusual to allow book borrowers to pay overdue fines. there's a project called food for fines. people who return books or dvds late can pay off overdue fees with any amount of worked or canned food. all of the food donated will be going to second harvest food bank. the libraries will also accept food donations from people who
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just want to do a good deed. the polls are open on facebook. you only have one week to cast your vote. facebook is giving users one week to vote on the proposed changes to facebook's future privacy settings. it can include changes to who can send you messages and who can look at your information. you only have until next monday to vote. as we told you yesterday, a royal baby is on the way. the duchess of cambridge is pregnant. kate middleton was admitted to a london hospital to be trooped for acute morning sickness and prince william was seen here visiting her early this morning. she's expected to stay in the hospital for a week. some think this could be the beginning of a baby boom. >> can you imagine? there will be a lot of women pregnant in the next nine months, and they are seen as trail blazers, really. >> they are not confirming how
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far along she's along. only that she's not reached the 12-week mark yet. california's renewable energy polls could be very expensive. >> the state's energy plans could be expensive because of poor planning and lack of oversight. a state law is requiring california to report a third of its electricity from solar wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. and this morning, two state lawmakers will unveil new legislation to make california public schools green. now, the legislation would upgrade the energy efficiency of k-through 12 public schools here in california as being introduced by nancy skinner of berkeley as well as state senator kevin deleon of los angeles -- kevin deleon of los angeles. this provides for a clean energy job creation fund. ten minutes before 9:00 and tara is checking in with --
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filling in for sal. >> the capital corridor train has major delays on the 520, 21, 22, 23 lanes. up to an hour late. call ahead. this is the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is still pretty backed up here. it was moving along nicely about a half-hour ago. it seems like it goes in waves here. give yourself some extra time. up next, we have a live look at the san mateo bridge where things are finally getting going here westbound on the right-hand side there as you make your way towards foster city. it's been solid red there all morning long. not even sure why. there was no accident across the bridge but it looks like things are getting back to normal. finally, we have 880 near the oakland coliseum, you can see we have some sluggish traffic northbound as you are headed toward downtown oakland. 8:50. let's head back to the desk. there is a surveillance drone request from the alameda
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county sheriff's office that's making some nervous. what the aclu plans to do in response to that. and the return of rain is bringing risks of mudslide. the area generating the biggest concern. n
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welcome back. 8:53. as the rain comes backs here to the bay area, san mateo county road repair crews are trying to hurry up and finish erosion control work. now, take a look. you can see the dirt that washed away on sunday above
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highway 1 near devil's slide. starting at 9:00 this morning, one lane of traffic will be open on highway 1 between linda mar boulevard and pacifica and the north portal area of devil's slide. that's at 9:00 a.m., again. that work should be finished by 3:00 this afternoon. well, the rain that's expected tonight is already causing fears of land slides. the national weather service says reservoirs are rising, hills out there are waterlogged, the u.s. geological is focused on marin county because so many homes there are on hillsides. later this morning, the american civil liberties commission will challenge plans to use surveillance drone planes in alameda county. the alameda county sheriff's office recently applied for a federal grant to buy a drone plane to be used for rescue missions, bomb threats and s.w.a.t. operations. the aclu can argue that it can prove that the sheriff's office
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would also use the drone to spy on people. smoker will have fewer places to light up in petaluma. last night, the city council approved a tough, new ordinance. it ban smoking in apartments, restaurant, patios and public events. it expands the current ordinance at common unis of housing units and parks. the state is holding millions of dollars. but no one has claimed it. the state has about $14 million in money but no addresses to mail them to. the checks range from $1 to $35,000. to find out if you have unclaimed money and click on the web links to find a link to the tax board. it's ticket tuesday. tuesday's winners will get to ring in the holidays with a popular rock musician. two lucky viewers will win two tickets to see chris isaac. he will be at the san francisco
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masonic on december 13th. for your chance to win, go to ktvu.com. do it before midnight, put in the secret word "helena." >> beautiful singer. all right. 8:56. we want to check with tara. there is a heir closure. >> yeah, in a couple of minutes in pacific, highway 1 from linda mar boulevard to the north of devil's slide, crews will be working on a weak spot in the hillside. that will last until about 6:00 this afternoon. 101 southbound, through san mateo and redwood city and also slow in the opposite direction as well as on the hayward sides 880 southbound into san jose. and the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see things are picking up. maybe an extra five to ten minutes to get into san francisco. 101 in san jose. we have some slow northbound traffic as you make your way up to the airport this morning.
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8:57. here's steve. >> steve, this is not your day. [laughter] already. >> just one of those things but the rain's coming. >> it is, yes. >> steve says it won't be as bad. >> right. we have rain in the north bay and coming in tonight -- >> grab an umbrella. >> yes. always a good idea. >> that's our report for this moring. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for more on the plans for the nude ban. we're always here at ktvu.com. thank you for joining us.
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